But we did find a few real gems!
First, did you know that we humans aren't the only ones flipping rocks? Anna, of The BlennyWatcher Blog, let goatfish do all the work for her, and just sat back and took video footage. Go see.
On the IRFD Facebook page, the first post showed a slug and a pupal case. (I think that's a moth inside.)
And Slow: Children at Nature Play went out with two kids and found a Dunn's salamander, and other critters. "So much fun!", she says.
|The salamander. From the IRFD Facebook page.|
In the comments on the Celebrate Science IRFD post, Dana Rau posted a Rock Flipping Day poem.
I lift your heavy doorto findbusy youon your way fromone side of your spaceto the other.
The surprising sunlightcurls you intoa spiralto protect all those legsand underparts.
Between fight and flightyou choosefreezeand hopesomeone remembersto shut the doorso you can get onwith your interruptedbusiness.
And that's about it. I found the beetle, and the ants and spider. And later on, down at the shore, I turned over a stone and crabs scuttled quickly out of sight. Except for one brave little guy; he was ready to take me on, defending his territory.
|"And I don't care how big you are, either!"|